Edginess with a youthful vibe doesn’t necessarily have to translate into ultra colorful outfits with futuristic touches and the BOTB fall/winter 2011 collection is one of the best examples that illustrates this concept. Taking inspiration from the fast paced lifestyle that has become a defining characteristic of our time, hence the name of the collection, “Movers & Shakers’.
Taking versatile pieces that range from highly casual to daring pieces with elegant attire options, creative director Lanie Alabanza-Barcena has managed to create a fabulous debut collection for the new street-contemporary brand, BOTB. Seductiveness is an important part of the line and details like bra-leather combo clearly demonstrate an intention to bring a sexy touch to the designs presented.
Graphic prints, checkered patterns, bold cut-outs, sheer details and a playful attitude as far as proportions are concerned are a few of the style highlights that make the outfits presented so intriguing. Accessories also have an important role in defining the outfits being fairly conspicuous. Neutral toned accessories take the guesswork from color mixing and matching, making edgy outfits easier to create. Killer high heels and buckled platform boots boost the seductive allure of the looks presented.
The effortless chic vibe is highlighted in the beauty choices as well. Natural looking waves or bump ponytail combos are paired with daring colorful eye makeup styles. Subtle lip tones ensure that the makeup style stays within the conventional style rules and becomes one more thing that makes the latest lookbook from the brand a fabulous source of inspiration.
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